To help pave the way to the National Eucharistic Congress July 17–23, 2024, we are thrilled to present the American Eucharistic Witnesses. These are holy men and women who lived, loved, and served on the very soil upon which we now stand. They all testify—in unique and powerful ways—to what it means to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist and go on mission with him for the life of the world.
Each month from now through July 2024, we will feature a new witness. Old and young, men and women, representing different cultural families and vocations, these witnesses show us—in living color—what holiness looks like. We are also thrilled to partner with American artist Connor Miller, who is creating an original woodcut print of each witness to help us visually engage with this creative new series.
Katie Bogner is on board to help the young people in our lives be inspired by these witnesses. Each month, she’ll have a new printable booklet that follows a consistent design across the series. Children can collect the booklets throughout the year. As we approach the Congress in July 2024, Katie will have a bridge activity that will help connect all the American Eucharistic Witnesses together.
Adults, make sure you read the essay on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton by Tom Hoopes so you are ready to help the young ones engage with these resources.
Adults, make sure you read the essay on Fr. Augustus Tolton by Bishop Joseph Perry so you are ready to help the young ones engage with these resources.
Adults, make sure you read the essay on Cardinal George by Michael Heinlein so you are ready to help the young ones engage with this creative new series.